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I like your pictures and the way you combine traditional with alternative suggestions! Nice to read! Great photos and great post! I visited Edinburgh for the first time a couple of years ago and totally loved it! I keeps saying I should go back and visit a second time and will for sure do some of of the things of your post! Loved this post! Great to have an idea of more things to do in Edinburgh, they all look really cool! Great post! Thank you.
Love the Dean Village area too, so glad my sister has bought somewhere in Stockbridge as it means I get to do the Water of Leith walk along there every time I visit. I did a design your own gin session in a place in Cheltenham and it was really good!
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What a happy coincidence! I was in Edinburgh for the bank holiday weekend and we did the Water of Leith taking it from Stockbridge to Dean village. Did you do the very hipster Sunday market in Stockbridge to? How funny! Heading back to the top to actually read it now. I actually really enjoyed the military museum in the castle. I love to see the stuff that most people never find, these are great recommendations! I only ever visit with work, but there is so much to see! That Water of Leith Walkway is straight out of a picture postcard, no?
Kind of strange to read about somewhere I lived for so long. Never new about the wild west place in Morningside! Although it might sound touristy, we always loved taking visitors on a ghost tour preferably by Adam Lyle diseased. The wild west street was so bizarre! Good for photos though. This is a really fresh and fun take on Edinburgh. Your fresh perspective has given me a slew of new ideas! I love hearing about new quirky places to visit. Edinburgh is very beautiful city in europe.
I just found your blog and am so glad I did! Your photography is gorgeous, the posts are informative and interesting, and everything is nicely organized. So, thank you for sharing your favorite blogs on your about page. I found it really helpful. Looking forward to reading more of your posts! Lovely post Lucy, glad you had such a good time in Edinburgh and some great picks!
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Big fan of Dean Village and the walkway myself, great place to slow down the pace. Awesome post! There are so many things to explore in the UK, from the south west to London, the midlands and the north, all the way to Highlands and islands. Each area has its own unique vibe and atmosphere.
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Edinburgh is a top destination for a really unique experience! Thanks for sharing this! Thanks — yes Edinburgh is such a great city, my list of things to see and do there never gets any shorter!
Beautiful photographs and a nice compilation of alternative things to do in Edinburgh. Hopefully next year, we will be there! Hope it comes in useful — Dean Village is one of my favourite spots in Edinburgh, it really does feel like a whole different world! Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam.
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Castle Rock is our choice for overall best hostel in Edinburgh. Castle Rock Hostel is the overall best hostel in Edinburgh in for so many reasons. Castle Rock is a top hostel in Edinburgh for their commitment to the environment; they are carbon neutral and encourage guests to recycle everything! The dorm rooms are smart, clean and bright. Check for Best Price.
With the Belushi bar and restaurant onsite there are countless opportunities for solo travellers to mingle and meet fellow nomads. Budget Backpackers is the clear best cheap hostel in Edinburgh. Light House is also one of the best cheap hostels in Edinburgh. Light House Hostel was a close contender for best hostel in Edinburgh in as they offer perfectly kept rooms, a hearty Scottish breakfast and sing-a-longs around the campfire. For the ethical traveller, Light House Hostel should be the first port of call.
Royal Mile Backpackers is a sweet place to lay your head making it one of the best cheap hostels in Edinburgh. The Royal Mile team are super clued up about Edinburgh and always do their best to help backpackers plan a fun-filled, informative and budget-friendly experience of the city. This is just one reason why Royal Mile Backpackers is a top budget hostel in Edinburgh. Our pick for the best hostel for couples in Edinburgh. The Belford Hostel is set in a renovated, disused church making it the quirkiest, coolest hostel in Edinburgh. Some rooms even have cosy bay windows, perfect for curling up with a book and unlimited cups of complimentary tea.
The best party hostel in Edinburgh is easy — Kick Ass Hostel. Kick Ass is a fun and friendly place to stay; definitely the best party hostel in Edinburgh. The bar area is super cool and the little huts are great for those who want to soak up the atmosphere but not be front and centre. The dorms are funky and clean; each bed has its own USB charging port and reading lamp.